Bokaro: ESL Steel Limited, a Vedanta Group Company, organized an Inter-village Football Tournament to empower the youth of India and encourage and nurture local talent.
Around 16 teams from different villages under its CSR Operational Areas actively participated in the tournament. The three-day event concluded by announcing the winning team from Hutupathar village and the runners-up from Siyaljori village who displayed incredible showmanship and inspired others in the community to take up sports, informed a Public Relations Official of ESL.
District Sports Officer, Bokaro Markas Hembram, Ravi Ranjan, Director Steel, ESL, Ashish Ranjan, Head CSR & External Relations, Team CSR and PRI members from the villages of ESL’s CSR Operational areas were present during the eve.
Speaking on the occasion, N.L. Vhatte, CEO, ESL Steel Limited, said, I would like to congratulate our CSR Team for organising yet another successful event to encourage the local talent of Jharkhand.
“I also laud each member of the 16 teams, including the Hutupathar Team, for lifting the trophy and the runners-up of Siyaljori village. I wish the teams all the success for their future and wish that they learn good traits like leadership, respect, resilience, and patience from these tournaments and continue to shine on,” he added.
To motivate and encourage unity Kundan Karna, GM, HR, ESL also distributed uniform kits to four qualifying teams for the semi-finals.
Speaking on the occasion Hembram said, I am delighted to be a part of this thrilling event organised by Vedanta ESL and its passionate CSR Team.
I would like to congratulate each and everyone associated with the event and would hope to witness more such events, which are excellent motivation for the youth of Bokaro. It gives me immense happiness to see the youth participate in sports events that teach valuable lessons and inculcate sportsmen’s spirit, he said.
“I thank Vedanta ESL for being a guiding light to the youth and handholding them towards a brighter future,” added Hembram.
Earlier this year, ESL had held a T20 Cricket tournament among three teams -women, men, and the senior management in Bokaro. As usual, the annual event attracted a lot of attention from everyone across the district and motivated the spectators to embrace sports.